BOOTZ – 16883
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*** SAFE 01/05/18 *** 19-Pound Big Boy BOOTZ Is Made For Walking…Right Into Your Heart & Home For The New Year!!! BOOTZ is an 19 lb tuxie boy who is already neutered. He was brought in with a healing wound on his left hind limb. He also has a polydactyl front paws. Bootz is a shy boy who is about 6 yrs old and needs a furever home asap!
Hello, my name is Bootz . My animal id is #16883. I am a desexed male black cat at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 6 years old. – P
I came into the shelter as a stray on 24-Dec-2017.
Zip Code: 11238
Bootz is at risk for behavior concerns (New Hope Only determination). Bootz has been fearful in care center and has has allowed only limited handling. Bootz will hiss and retreat when an interaction is attempted.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 19.32 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
KNOWN HISTORY:: Bootz was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: Timid
ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 12/28/17 Sitting upright in back of kennel as approach, body tense and ears tilted. Gaze is fixated on my hand as I open the cubby door. Tolerates petting along head while raising paw and batting at it, ears flattening all the way down. Begins to growl. Not interested in treats at the moment. Limited interaction due to stress.
Cage Condition:: Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:: Bootz was tense and lying down in his litter box with his paws folded under his body.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Bootz rises up, lip licks and becomes focused on the assessor.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Bootz is alert and starts to grumble.
Reaction to touch:: Bootz backs away and presses his body up against the back wall of the kennel. His ears bend flat, he hisses and swats at the assessor when approached. He seems very uncomfortable and currently doesn’t allow any handling.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: : Timid,Independent
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Fearful
Potential challenges comments:: Bootz has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and may dislike certain types of handling. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide him with the chance to move closer, investigate, or interact with you. Be sure to offer incentive such as treats or play time whenever the cat makes a small positive step. Please speak to an adoption counselor for additional information on methods to desensitize your cat to their fear stimulus.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : New hope only
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Bootz is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and may require further investigation before placement in a home. He has tried to swat, is extremely fearful in the shelter environment and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
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